Westland Native is the First Tigers Player to Win Rookie of Month in a Decade
DETROIT, MI - JULY 30: Eric Haase #13 of the Detroit Tigers avoids a pitch during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on July 30, 2021, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
The Tigers have scored the American League Rookie of the Month for July.
Detroit Tigers catcher Eric Haase received the honors. Haase, 28, is from Westland and currently lives in Livonia.
While he’s been with the Tigers for a few years, this is the first year he’s gotten a good amount of playing time. He hit his 18th home run last weekend, making it the sixth-most by a rookie in the history of the franchise.
The last Tiger to win Rookie of the Month was Brennan Boesch back in 2010.
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